Simple premise still delivers shocks
Spend the night at the Freddy Fazbear's. Monitor the CCTV as the animatronic mascots wander about the restaurant. Make sure they don't get into your office. Easy as pizza pie.
Don't use all the power!
Nighttime security guard at Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria? What could possibly go wrong!
You are starting your new job as a security guard at Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria. You listen to a message explaining that the animatronic mascots of the restaurant like to roam the place at night. You can monitor a bunch of cameras to keep track of them. You can also close the doors of your office if they get too close, to prevent them from coming in and doing who knows what to you.
But shutting the doors uses up power, and you only have a limited amount to last the night. You need to keep track of these scary-looking mascots, and only use power when you need to.
Although simple, this game can be terrifying. The gloomy interior of the restaurant, the grinning mascot faces and ominous phone calls whip up a real sense of dread. Flick through the camera views and realising a mascot has moved can give a real chill.
Once you work out how to conserve your power and survive the night, the gameplay can get a bit repetitive. Maybe it is appropriate that the game is pretty short.
With its sense of humour, and goofy setting, this could be mistaken for a kids game - but the atmosphere and use of jump scares are really for adults only.
Where can you run this program?
This title is available on Microsoft Windows from XP upwards, Android, iOS, Windows Phone and in a browser version.
Is there a better alternative?
No. Other survival horror games are much larger. Five Nights at Freddy's excels at giving you an adrenaline jolt in a game that you can play in minutes.
This is a great game. It uses subtle design and clever gameplay to deliver an unsettling experience.
Should you download it?
Yes. As long as you remember it is not meant for children.
- Simple controls
- Great atmosphere
- Darkly humorous
- Short in length
- A bit repetitive
- Not appropriate for small children